In this August 23 photo, Adil, 42, father to five children and a businessman from Kashgar, China, holds a phone showing an image of the family he left behind in China. Adil got stuck in Turkey during a business trip after hearing that the Chinese government was seizing passports, and hasn't seen his children since. Three of his children were ordered to attend newly-built boarding schools in Kashgar and Turpan before he got stuck in Turkey. Photo: AP

‘This is an eternal torture’: China accused of making Uygur children into ‘orphans’ even though their parents are still alive

China says its centres help disadvantaged children. Uygurs say they’re being used to detain and re-educate the offspring of detained people – turning them into ‘orphans’ even when there is still a parent at home

Topic |   Human rights in China

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In this August 23 photo, Adil, 42, father to five children and a businessman from Kashgar, China, holds a phone showing an image of the family he left behind in China. Adil got stuck in Turkey during a business trip after hearing that the Chinese government was seizing passports, and hasn't seen his children since. Three of his children were ordered to attend newly-built boarding schools in Kashgar and Turpan before he got stuck in Turkey. Photo: AP
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